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What is the best plastic shuttlecock?

Discussion in 'Shuttlecock' started by schwab, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. schwab

    schwab Regular Member

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    Ok, I just finished destroying my one dozen feather RSL shuttlecocks and I was quite disappointed on its durability.:( I destroyed at least 3 in 1 day and I'm now looking for a good plastic/nylon shuttlecocks to replace it. I know, a lot of you people will probably won't recommend the plastic birdies because its for outdoors, but I'm a little bit short of my budget right now.

    So, can anyone tell me which best plastic/nylon shuttlecocks out there that are suitable for indoor playing? You know, the ones that act like the feather birdies;)
     
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    i suggest mavis 300, blue for medium speed at sea level.
    Mavis 350 is slightly better some say but cost little more too.
     
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    Why medium speed:confused:
    And is the price difference between the Mavis 350 and 300 huge? Coz if its only like $3 difference, then I'm willing to buy the better one.
     
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    I think Mavis 500 is the best
     
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    Mavis 300 or better is the way to go.
     
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    :confused:
    I didn't get what you said. Sorry.
     
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    He means Mavis 300 or above is fine
     
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    Oh I see. so maybe I should buy the Mavis 500 since its the higher end of Yonex plastic shuttlecocks?
     
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    tried pretty much most of the yonex line~ mavis 300 to me is the best. If you're going to go 350 or 500, might as well switch back to feather~

    Oh, I just noticed that you were using RSL... let me guess... "team" grade ones? Those SUCK so badly it's not even funny. Probably the worst feather next to black knight ones. If you can ONLY get RSL, get the tournament grade which are quite better or just get Victor blues or greens.
     
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    I was actually using the RSL Tourney, which I think is their best model. Its been idle for 5 years and so maybe that deteriorated the quality of it?
     
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    RSL Tourney is a range of shuttlecock ranging from No.1(highest quality) to No.7(lowest quality). Which No. did you use?
     
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    RSL Tourney No. 1 is their second grade, their Classic being the highest. Only the RSL Classic has consistent quality. The others including Tourney No. 1 do not have consistent quality due I believe to supply/demand and logistics mistake its management made some years back.
     
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    Woops how could i forget Classics:p:p:p. Anyway the Classics quality have decrease during the past year.
     
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    Believe or not, I'm using Tourney No.1! :crying:
    The durability of it when I first bought it 5 years ago was really good, but it went down hill afterwards. I used to remember that 1 shuttlecock of RSL tourney No.1 would last at least 4 high intensity games. As dumb as it sounds, I really think that age does matter in relation to quality.
     
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    the evilness of commercialism befall humankind XD
    well...im not a commerce student so i cant understand why manufacturing companies juz cant make excellent quality things instead of making people to buy more of low quality stuff.
     
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    5 years? :eek::eek::eek:
    'Deteriorated' is understating it.
    Even on the goose, the feathers would have dropped off in that time!

    You might want to give the Yonex Mavis 500 a try :)
     
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    woah 5 years on the shelf? hmmm maybe try opening the cap and putting it in the washroom so they moisten up a little while you shower if you haven't tried that already. And I just rechecked my "team" grade birds... sorry for the confusion, they weren't RSL, they were Forza (don't even bother with these). Give Victor Blues a try!
     
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    I know eh? 5 years in the shelf... It sounds crazy but it is true :p I guess that is the trick then. I just have to keep the feather birdies moistened to keep its durability longer.

    BTW, I live in a place where 6 months of 1 full year is purely winter and only 2 months of summer occurs.
     
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    Go for Yonex Mavis 500...
     

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